Rainbows and Butterflies….with a Side of Chocolate – Soiree Party Ideas

How perfect would you consider your birthday if you had pretty butterfly decorations, colorful fruit to nibble on, and decadent chocolate brownies to savor? I know I’d be thrilled.

You really can’t go wrong with these three elements being the center of attention at your next bash. Be it a bridal, birthday, baby, or just a get together with the girls, rainbows and butterflies…..with a side of chocolate, how can you go wrong? Here’s what I had in mind for this upbeat, sweets filled soiree:

Rainbows and Butterflies….With a Side of Chocolate - Soiree Party Ideas

Here are the individual images that I found and the fantastic sites I found each of them on:

Rainbow Butterfly Birthday Invitation – created and sold by CharlesAlexDesign on Etsy

Fruit Heart Kebobs – shared on a roundup on 100 Days of Real Food

Colorful Berry Spring Tart – recipe shared on My Little Expat Kitchen

Raspberry and White Chocolate Bites – shared on New Nostalgia

Blue and White Chocolate Butterflies – shared via How To Cook That on YouTube

Summer Berry Cones – shared on The Cottage Mama

Bite Size Rainbow Brownie Kabobs – recipe shared Cake Whiz

Stacked Chocolate Brownies with Flowers and Butterflies – shared Louise’s Kitchen …. & Other Rooms

If you could add ONE more thing to this party, what would it be?

Taco and Tequila Tuesday Party Ideas

Who loves tacos? Let me rephrase: who DOESN’T love tacos? And really, what could go better with tacos then tequila?

Did you think of anything yet?

Fresh made guacamole was a close second in my mind… but that’s just the healthy one in my talking.

This week’s inspiration board is all about color, fun, and yummy food inspired by the always loved, taco Tuesday celebration. I’ve included the best taco bar, nacho bar, salsa bar AND tequila bar I could find on the internet in this inspiration board.

Here’s what I had in mind for this week’s party idea board:

Taco and Tequila Tuesday Party Ideas

See where I found these fantastic ideas at:

Colorful Fiesta Tablescape – shared on Be Lovely Events

Colorful Fiesta Tablescape – shared on Be Lovely Events

Colorful Taco Bar Printable – created and sold by SunshineInkStudio on Etsy

Colorful Taco Bar Printable – created and sold by SunshineInkStudio on Etsy

Textured Succulent Place Setting – shared on Ruffled

Textured Succulent Place Setting – shared on Ruffled

Acrylic Drink Dispensers and Display – shared on The Kitchn

Acrylic Drink Dispensers and Display – shared on The Kitchn

Colorful Food Display – shared on Street Scene

Colorful Food Display – shared on Street Scene

Felt Taco Party Banner – created and sold by Tastefully Mismatched on Etsy

Felt Taco Party Banner – created and sold by Tastefully Mismatched on Etsy

Salsa Bar Station – shared on Paper and Party Love

Salsa Bar Station – shared on Paper and Party Love

Chalkboard Menu – shared on SaveOnCrafts

Chalkboard Menu – shared on SaveOnCrafts

Taco and Tequila Fiesta Invitation Printable – created and sold by TownleyDesigns on Etsy

Taco and Tequila Fiesta Invitation Printable – created and sold by TownleyDesigns on Etsy

Tequila Bar Station – shared on Wedding Chicks

Tequila Bar Station – shared on Wedding Chicks

Taco Bar Food Spread – spotted on Pinterest

Taco Bar Food Spread – spotted on Pinterest

Individual 7 Layer Bean Dips – recipe shared on Cooking Classy

Individual 7 Layer Bean Dips – recipe shared on Cooking Classy

Mini Taco and Tequila Spread – shared on Pinterest

Mini Taco and Tequila Spread – shared on Pinterest

What’s your favorite kind of taco?

Luxurious Gem Themed Party + Celebration Ideas

Can I just start by saying how much I adore this week’s party idea board? It’s bright, bold and oh so perfect. I love the gems, the sparkle and the lux feeling it invokes. To me- this could be a wedding theme, a birthday party, a theme for an upcoming celebration – I’d even go so far as to say it would be a perfect concept for a fundraiser or gala.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Luxurious Gem Themed Party + Celebration Ideas

Luxurious Gem Themed Party + Celebration Ideas

Be sure to see where all of the inspirational images from this week’s idea board were found:

Gem Escort Card Tray – shared in a roundup post on Tied Bow Inspiration

Gem Escort Card Tray – shared in a roundup post on Tied Bow Inspiration

Gem Escort Card Tray – shared in a roundup post on Tied Bow Inspiration

Grape Jell-O Shot Cupcakes – recipe shared on That’s So Michelle

Grape Jell-O Shot Cupcakes – recipe shared on That’s So Michelle

Grape Jell-O Shot Cupcakes – recipe shared on That’s So Michelle

Edible Sugar Jewel Gems – made by APocketFullofSweets on Etsy

Edible Sugar Jewel Gems – made by APocketFullofSweets on Etsy

Edible Sugar Jewel Gems – made by APocketFullofSweets on Etsy

Bohemian Floral and Gold Tablescape – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Bohemian Floral and Gold Tablescape – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Bohemian Floral and Gold Tablescape – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Mixed Jewel Tone Jars and Votive Décor – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Mixed Jewel Tone Jars and Votive Décor – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Mixed Jewel Tone Jars and Votive Décor – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Pink Gem Invitation – sold on Paperless Post

Pink Gem Invitation – sold on Paperless Post

Pink Gem Invitation – sold on Paperless Post

Is a gem filled party like what I shared in this week’s inspiration board too over the top for you? Or do you love a look like this?

Vibrant Summer Birthday Party Idea for Her

It’s later in the day – the sun is still shining. The guests are starting to arrive, and the music is the background to great conversation. The drinks are cold and the aromas of sensational food are sifting through the air. The mood is light and upbeat, with the sun shining in through the windows. A bottle of champagne is popped and the toasts for the guest of honor start.

That’s the sort of mood I’m envisioning for this week’s inspiration board. I really want something bright. Something up beat. Something high energy with a relaxed undertone. Here’s what I had in mind:

Vibrant Summer Birthday Party Idea for Her

Vibrant Summer Birthday Party Idea for Her

Be sure to see where I found all of the images in this week’s idea board:

Turquoise and Floral Cake – share by Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes on ModWedding

Turquoise and Floral Cake – share by Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes on ModWedding

Turquoise and Floral Cake – share by Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes on ModWedding

Pink Gladiolus Flowers and Lime Centerpiece – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Pink Gladiolus Flowers and Lime Centerpiece – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Pink Gladiolus Flowers and Lime Centerpiece – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Colorful Tablescape with Gold Accents – shared on Oh Joy Blog

Colorful Tablescape with Gold Accents – shared on Oh Joy Blog

Colorful Tablescape with Gold Accents – shared on Oh Joy Blog

Vibrant Balloon and Tassel Décor – shared on Bash, Please

Vibrant Balloon and Tassel Décor – shared on Bash, Please

Vibrant Balloon and Tassel Décor – shared on Bash, Please

Vegetarian Light Blue Frosted Cookie Recipe – shared by ShugarySweets

Vegetarian Light Blue Frosted Cookie Recipe – shared by ShugarySweets

Vegetarian Light Blue Frosted Cookie Recipe – shared by ShugarySweets

Lemoncello Cocktail Recipe – shared by A Communal Table

Lemoncello Cocktail Recipe – shared by A Communal Table

Lemoncello Cocktail Recipe – shared by A Communal Table

Raspberry Sorbet – recipe shared by Crème de la Crumb

Raspberry Sorbet – recipe shared by Crème de la Crumb

Raspberry Sorbet – recipe shared by Crème de la Crumb

Gold and White Polka Dots Party Favor Box – made by Gracefuleventfavors on Etsy

Gold and White Polka Dots Party Favor Box – made by Gracefuleventfavors on Etsy

Gold and White Polka Dots Party Favor Box – made by Gracefuleventfavors on Etsy

I think this would be a perfect color scheme for a woman’s birthday party this summer, but how else could you see this theme working for? Maybe a bridal shower? A wedding?

Colorful Jelly Bean Baby Shower Ideas

Welcome back!

This week there has been so much rain here in central Florida, everything is starting to grow in lush and full. Flowers are sprouting up in my garden bringing some much needed color to the area.

I really wanted to do something bright and cheery for this week’s idea board, and after hearing that today is apparently National Jelly Bean Day, I just had to do something like this for the weekly idea board. Here’s what I had in mind for this spring time baby shower:

Colorful Jelly Bean Baby Shower Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Colorful Jelly Bean Baby Shower Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Here’s where I found these inspirational images:

Colorful Balloon Tablescape – shared by The Pleated Poppy

Colorful Balloon Tablescape – shared by The Pleated Poppy

Colorful Balloon Tablescape – shared by The Pleated Poppy

Rainbow Baby Shower Party Favor Tags – made by sparkanddelight on Etsy

Rainbow Baby Shower Party Favor Tags – made by sparkanddelight on Etsy

Rainbow Baby Shower Party Favor Tags – made by sparkanddelight on Etsy

Marshmallow Pops Dipped in Sprinkles and White Chocolate – shared on Celebrate Every Day with Me

Marshmallow Pops Dipped in Sprinkles and White Chocolate – shared on Celebrate Every Day with Me

Marshmallow Pops Dipped in Sprinkles and White Chocolate – shared on Celebrate Every Day with Me

Blueberry Jelly Bean Shake – spotted on Pinterest

Blueberry Jelly Bean Shake – spotted on Pinterest

Blueberry Jelly Bean Shake – spotted on Pinterest

Jelly Bean Bottle Game – shared on A Little of Everything

Jelly Bean Bottle Game – shared on A Little of Everything

Jelly Bean Bottle Game – shared on A Little of Everything

Jelly Bean Napkin Rings – shared on Delish

Jelly Bean Napkin Rings – shared on Delish

Jelly Bean Napkin Rings – shared on Delish

Jelly Bean Bingo – shared on Club Chica Circle

Jelly Bean Bingo – shared on Club Chica Circle

Jelly Bean Bingo – shared on Club Chica Circle

Plastic Fill-able Umbrella Favor Holders –sold on WrapWithUs.com

Plastic Fill-able Umbrella Favor Holders –sold on WrapWithUs.com

Plastic Fill-able Umbrella Favor Holders –sold on WrapWithUs.com

 

Do you think this theme would work for a gender reveal baby shower?

Lime and Turquoise Spring Luncheon

Happy Wednesday!

Today I am so excited to share with you this vibrant inspiration board. I was channeling bright and bold colors, but wanted the softness of a spring function. After a bit of brainstorming, I came up with a luncheon in turquoise and lime, with hints of paisley. Here’s what I had in mind:

Lime and Turquoise Spring Luncheon by Unique Pastiche Events

Lime and Turquoise Spring Luncheon by Unique Pastiche Events

Check out where all of the elements of today’s idea board were found:

Editable Instant Download Turquoise and Lime Paisley Party Kit – made by FiddleSticks Boutique on Etsy

Editable Instant Download Turquoise and Lime Paisley Party Kit – made by FiddleSticks Boutique on Etsy

Editable Instant Download Turquoise and Lime Paisley Party Kit – made by FiddleSticks Boutique on Etsy

Green Paisley Pillow Boxes for Party Favors – made by CreativeHolidays on Etsy

Green Paisley Pillow Boxes for Party Favors – made by CreativeHolidays on Etsy

Green Paisley Pillow Boxes for Party Favors – made by CreativeHolidays on Etsy

Lime Green and Turquoise Cake Pops – shared by Taartjes Vanan

Lime Green and Turquoise Cake Pops – shared by Taartjes Vanan

Lime Green and Turquoise Cake Pops – shared by Taartjes Vanan

Colorful Turquoise and Lime Lounge – shared on House of Turquoise

Colorful Turquoise and Lime Lounge – shared on House of Turquoise

Colorful Turquoise and Lime Lounge – shared on House of Turquoise

Turquoise and Lime Tablescape – shared on Style Me Pretty

Turquoise and Lime Tablescape – shared on Style Me Pretty

Turquoise and Lime Tablescape – shared on Style Me Pretty

Vertical Pear Salad – recipe shared by The Novice Chef

Vertical Pear Salad – recipe shared by The Novice Chef

Vertical Pear Salad – recipe shared by The Novice Chef

What are your favorite colors for spring?

Colorful Summer Dinner Party

Colorful, warm, inviting, and delicious. All are the words that come to mind when I was developing this colorful summer dinner party. I envision a group of friends, gathering around the grill near the pool. Great tasting food fresh off the grill is served alongside sweet and refreshing cold drinks. Bright pops of color decorate the backyard and bring a new burst of life to the already green and vibrant area.

An eclectic, mix and match table with lots of bright summer hues and textures await guests, and sets the tone for a great evening.

Here’s a snippet of what I had in mind:

Colorful Summer Dinner Party

Here’s where I found these pretty pictures:

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Do you have a favorite summertime dish? What is it?

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

I’m beginning to think I may be addicted to Pinterest.

Ok, I’m lying: I AM addicted to Pinterest.

There is just so much amazing inspiration on there; I doubt I’ll ever be able to see it all! If you enjoy pinning party and wedding inspiration as much as I do, you should come follow my boards.

This week’s wedding inspiration board was put into motion by this colorful paper based wedding arch I spotted on Pinterest. I love the use of untraditional materials and themes in weddings, don’t you?

Paper is one of those elements that can be super cheap to use, but unbelievably sensitive and time consuming to make look picture perfect.

That being said, it is SO easy to incorporate any color combination you want for a wedding or party. This week: I took on more of a colorful palette then I’d normally go with. I think it works, what do you think?

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

 

See where all of these images were found:

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

 

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

 

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

 

How do you feel about having a paper based wedding?

Up for the challenge? Or heck no?

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Don’t you just love it when inspiration comes to you when you least expect it?

I was on Pinterest the other night, pinning away fantastic ideas for future events, and came by a great board that was full of gorgeous food that was plated absolutely picture perfect.

A particular dish caught my eye – one with blues, yellow and a hint of brown.

I thought it would be such an interesting take on “wedding colors” to have food that matched your palette. So without further ado, here is what I had in mind:

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Don’t forget to check out where I found all these incredible inspirational images:

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Blue and White Tablescapes - found on Pinterest

Blue and White Tablescapes – found on Pinterest

Blue and White Tablescapes – found on Pinterest

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

What do you think about incorporating your event colors into your food?

Up Themed Rainbow Wedding Ideas

99.9% of the time, I am not a fan of rainbow anything. No rainbow ice cream, no rainbow ribbons, shirts…. Anything except of course a nice rainbow after a storm.

What’s the .01% rainbow-ness I like? Anything “Up” related. If you missed it, (and seriously, if you have, stop reading this and go watch this movie. Right now.) Up is a Pixar movie that was released a few years ago. Yes it’s animated, and yea I know, cartoons are for kids, but this movie is worth the exception. It is by far one of my most favorite movies of all time.

I’ve had the inkling lately to go watch it again, and I’m waiting for that perfect lazy summer afternoon on the weekend to take advantage of it and watch it again. But it’s been on my mind a lot lately, and it got me thinking: how fun would this be as a summer wedding theme? It’s bright, colorful, and absolutely PERFECT for the couple that wants an outdoor wedding.

Bonus points: there are lots of DIY or cost effective options out there for this theme.

Here’s what I’m thinking:

Up Rainbow Wedding Inspiraton Ideas Pixar Movie Unique Pastiche Events

Up Rainbow Wedding Inspiraton Ideas Pixar Movie Unique Pastiche Events

Bright. Colorful. Perfect for a summer wedding, don’t you think?

See where I found all of these colorful images:

Up Themed Ellie Badge Favors – made by TheBirdsEye on Etsy

Up Themed Ellie Badge Favors – made by TheBirdsEye on Etsy

Up Themed Ellie Badge Favors – made by TheBirdsEye on Etsy

Wedding Dress and Balloons – spotted on Pinterest

Wedding Dress and Balloons – spotted on Pinterest

Wedding Dress and Balloons – spotted on Pinterest

Up Themed Balloon Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Up Themed Balloon Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Up Themed Balloon Cake – spotted on Pinterest

“You are the Carl to my Ellie” Wall Art –made by PixelPerfectGraphics on Etsy

“You are the Carl to my Ellie” Wall Art –made by PixelPerfectGraphics on Etsy

“You are the Carl to my Ellie” Wall Art –made by PixelPerfectGraphics on Etsy

Up Themed Wedding Mailbox – made by MarleyintheMiddle on Etsy

Up Themed Wedding Mailbox – made by MarleyintheMiddle on Etsy

Up Themed Wedding Mailbox – made by MarleyintheMiddle on Etsy

Rainbow Garden Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Rainbow Garden Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Rainbow Garden Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

What is your all-time favorite movie?